Tyrosine kinase receptor immunoreactivity in trigeminal mesencephalic and motor neurons following transection of masseteric nerve of the rat.

@article{Zhang2006TyrosineKR,
  title={Tyrosine kinase receptor immunoreactivity in trigeminal mesencephalic and motor neurons following transection of masseteric nerve of the rat.},
  author={F X Zhang and C H Lai and Jin Lian Li and Daisy Kwok-Yan Shum and Ying Shing Chan},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={921-30}
}
Neurotrophins are known to promote survival after neural injury. To determine the relative importance of tyrosine kinase receptors on the survival of axotomized trigeminal nuclear neurons, we examined the temporal expression profile of tyrosine kinase A, tyrosine kinase B and tyrosine kinase C receptors in the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus and the motor trigeminal nucleus following transection of the masseteric nerve in rats. Axotomized neurons in these nuclei were retrogradely identified… CONTINUE READING